One of OTR's longest running and most beloved shows was One Man's Family. The Saga of the Barbour Family....written and directed and produced by the great Carlton E. Morse (I love Mystery) One Man's Family wasn't your typical show, part soap opera, part classic drama it was focused on all American values it was a weekly 30 minute continues story that featured a well-off American family the Barbour's of San Fransico. Led by it's patriarch Father Barbour in its long run (started in 1932 and finished in 1959) it would feature over 90 different characters most of was related to the clan.
The show could get a bit preachy but Morse kept the values of great American Families as the backbone....Father and Mother Barbour and their 5 kids was the start of the show but characters husbands, wives, grand kids, great grand kids were added. The pace of the show was so and steady just followed the little events and day to day troubles of the family. It took place in San Francisco and was one first national shows to be broadcast from that city.
Here are 2 such episodes...listens and see why Americans in 1930',40's and 50's adored the Barbour's.